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Gwelfor
Marazion

£364 - £803 per week
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Tucked away from the main road in Marazion, this traditional Cornish granite, coastal cottage boasts character and a clean, contemporary charm with lovely sea views on two sides. There are footpaths to the beach from right outside the front of the cottage, making it ideal for trips to the beach or St Michael’s Mount, whether for the day or just for an evening stroll. By day, Marazion has cafes and a growing reputation for galleries, and by evening numerous restaurants and pubs to enjoy in the summer evenings. And when the wind is blowing outside, the warmth created by the woodburner will warm you after a bracing walk along the coast path.

Entrance

via patio with rear door into:

Kitchen

electric oven/hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, access to patio. Staircase from ground floor to first floor:

Sitting/dining room

open plan, sofas, window seat, fireplace with Clearview woodburner, dining table and chairs, TV/DVD, small music system, sea glimpses, freezer.

Bedroom 1

double bed, window seats, seating area, sea views.

Bedroom 2

twin beds, sea views.

Shower room

shower cubicle, basin and WC.

Outside area

a Cornish slate patio with wooden garden furniture, rear garden with shared access rear gate to lane and beach.

Additional information

night storage heaters throughout with supplementary electric heaters, travel cot available upon request, parking is available in the St Aubyn public car park within a few hundred yards, payable on daily basis at the car park, WiFi, short breaks available.

 
 

We had a lovely holiday in the cottage., very comfortable. We really appreciated the help sorting out payment for the weekly parking.

April 2021

The property was in a great location , and the service from aspects holidays was excellent we would definitely book with them again .

April 2021

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Holidays in Marazion

Marazion is perhaps best known for the famous St Michael's Mount that is perfectly silhouetted on a sunny day, however the town itself is worth a browse with some lovely shops and tea rooms. We recommend visiting in early Spring when the famous Cornish daffs are in full flower!

St Michael’s Mount sits majestically on an island out at sea and can be reached via a cobbled causeway at low tide or at other times by the 'St Michael' amphibious vehicle! Visit the sub-tropical gardens that surround the castle or step inside the castle walls to explore the myths and legends that surround this iconic landmark. Read more about St Michael's Mount or view our St Michael's Mount webcam.

 

Top tip

Be sure check the tide times when planning your visit to St Michael's Mount!

Marazion beach

Conveniently located a moment away from the world famous St Michael's Mount, Marazion beach is found in the heart of Mount's Bay, recently elected as one of the 'most beautiful bays in the world'. It’s the perfect beach for family holidays in Marazion, with cafés just above the sand, lifeguards on hand and clean and safe waters. Despite its beauty and convenience for holiday makers, it remains surprisingly quiet compared to other Cornish beaches. It’s perfect for beach and sea sports and you can even take your horse for a quick gallop across the sands! The long sandy beach that stretches towards Long Rock is a popular windsurfing, kite surfing and sailing spot amongst locals and holiday makers alike. Mount's Bay provides ideal conditions for watersports, and kite surfing and stand up paddleboarding lessons are available with Ocean High for those looking to make the most of the outdoors. Find out more things to do at Marazion Beach >

Venture Eastwards and you'll find Marazion Beach East, or Steps Beach. This dog-friendly beach is favoured by locals as it is quiet due to its limited access and rocky shore, but it is perfect for dog walking, and collecting driftwood after a storm. Children will enjoy the many rock pools when the tide is out. Accessible via Leys Lane or from Marazion beach if you don't mind climbing over the rocks!

Things to do in Marazion

Marazion Town Centre

A wander around Marazion itself is a must for those who love exploring shops. Marazion is an ancient market town with a rich history of smuggling, sea commerce and pilgrimage. Nowadays, the town has numerous galleries, gift shops and cafes along the winding streets with plenty of traditional architecture to look at along the way. 

RSPB Nature Reserve - Marazion Marsh

Just a short walk from the town you will find Marazion Marsh, a freshwater habitat, which is home to Cornwall's largest reed bed. This nature reserve is extremely popular with bird watchers all year round and in winter, it's not uncommon to see thousands of starlings flocking here to roost on the marsh. Read more on our blog.

Marazion Museum

Located in the town hall, this fascinating museum features lots of local artifacts and interesting finds and information on this historic market town. 

Marazion in Bloom

Every summer, the residents of Marazion put on a spectaular floral display from hanging baskets, window boxes and planters. Prizes are awarded for the best displays and locals compete for the award of best presented home and business property. This alone is well worth a visit. 

Walks around Marazion

Located on the South West Coast Path, there are stunning walks across Mounts Bay to Penzance, and to Prussia Cove in the opposite direction. Walking inland, you have 'St Michael's Way'. Thought to be used by pilgrims wanting to avoid the treacherous waters around Land's End, this popular walk runs coast to coast from St Ives to Marazion. This 12 mile walk finishes at Marazion Marsh which can get quite muddy so be sure to bring appropriate footwear! Read more about walking in Marazion on our blog post: Walking in Cornwall: Marazion Walks.

Places to eat in Marazion

Marazion has a good selection of eateries to suit all tastes. Whether you're looking to dine out at a restaurant on a special occasion or simply grab a bite to eat to enjoy on the beach, you will find everything you need for a Marazion self catering holiday. From quaint delicatessen style cafes and up market fine dining, to traditional pubs, Marazion offers a wide selection of local Cornish cuisine, all within a short walk of one another. Enjoy a traditional Cornish pasty, stop off at the Godolphin Arms after a day at the beach and enjoy the spectacular views of St Michaels Mount, or visit 'The Copper Spoon' cafe for spot of lunch in a cozy atmosphere. Read our Guide to eating out in Marazion.

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Events

Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual arts event that celebrates local culture and community. This year's events have been toned down, however, elements of the festival will still go ahead to celebrate midsummer. 

18th - 27th June 2021

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Book your flight online and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

26th July - 7th August 2021

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St Ives Lifeboat Day

A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the HM Coastguard helicpoters!

TBC 2021

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St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.

11th - 25th September 2021

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.

17th - 19th September 2021

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St Ives Shanty Shout Weekend

Featuring more than 20 sea shanty groups and with sailor and pirate themed fancy dress, this year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal. It'll take place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.

19th - 20th November 2021

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Mousehole Christmas Lights

Possibly the most well-known and popular Christmas Lights in the county, Moushole combines stunning displays against the backdrop of their gorgeous Cornish fishing harbour to bring real festive magic to all who visit at this special time of year. Read More >

TBC December 2021

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Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter solstace with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing through the streets. It's a truly womderful celebration. 

21st December 2021

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Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

Every year, the people of Mousehole celebrate the bravery of Tom Bawcock. Years ago, when the boats couldn't get out in the storms, the villages had no fish to eat. Tom dared to take his boat out and returned with enough fish to make a Star Gazey fish pie for the whole village.

23rd December 2021

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New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

31st December 2021

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St Ives Feast Day

Feast Day offers visitors the chance to witness, and even join in with, a centuries-old tradition. The Mayor 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into the crowd on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. 

TBC February 2022

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Porthleven Food & Music Festival

The small Cornish fishing village of Porthleven hosts its annual Food & Music Festival every April and encorporates street performers, a range of local produce, Samba dancing, theatre, beer marquees, hip-hop dancers, fireworks, Cornish singing & much, much mmore...the list is endless!

TBC 2021

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Camborne Trevithick Day

Join in the celebrations at this community led festival. The annual event celebrates the engineering and mining history of the Camborne area, and is dedicated to Richard Trevithick, pioneer of high pressure steam power & inventor of Road and Railway Locomotives.

TBC 2022

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Penzance Literary Festival

Popular with visitors and locals alike, this exciting festival celebrates everything literary, including spoken, written, recited and sung word. Take part in the reading and writing discussions and activities and enjoy the many performances.

6th - 9th July 2022

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What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

We had a lovely holiday in the cottage., very comfortable. We really appreciated the help sorting out payment for the weekly parking.

The property was in a great location , and the service from aspects holidays was excellent we would definitely book with them again .

Marazion is a lovely town and is in an excellent position to explore West Cornwall. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped, it has everything you need to enjoy your holiday.

We absolutely loved our stay at Gwelfor. The moment we walked through the door we felt at home and completely relaxed. The living room was so cosy and the kitchen was lovely and bright with all the necessary amenities. We loved sitting in the beautiful cornish style courtyard garden, which is an absolute suntrap in the afternoon. The bedrooms were lovely and had amazing sea views. I have to say the mattress in the main bedroom was excellent and we slept extremely well. It's so nice to go somewhere with a decent mattress, as so often they are too soft and worn. The ease of access to the beach was just perfect, and the views of the mount were stunning. We have fallen in love with Marazion as it has everything you could possibly need, including a lovely cafe just at the end of the lane.

Two of us stayed at Gwelfor for Christmas week 2019 and we had a fantastic time, despite wet and windy weather. The cottage is as described and the location is perfect for both local amenities and the beach. We managed to park without problem in the Slipway car park, an easy walk away and it was free at the time of visiting which was a bonus.

The cottage is cosy, especially when the log burner is lit, however, supplementary heating is needed and provided in the winter months in addition to the storage heaters. The kitchen is well equipped, we cooked a Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. Highlights for us were walking over the causeway to St Micheal's Mount and a circular coastal walk with spectacular views of the sea starting in Perranuthnoe.

Aspects Holidays is a great company with fantastic customer relations and we would highly recommend both them and the cottage.

Gwelfor is a traditional cottage down a narrow lane in Marazion. We visited with our two children age 7 and 3. Comfy beds and a wonderful log burner with a plentiful supply of logs. Only a few steps to a beach, which was great for rock-pooling and easy walking distance to the rest of Marazion and St Michael's Mount. Unfortunately we visited during a particularly bad spell of very wet and windy weather at the end of October and found drying coats and clothes to be very difficult with the type of heating in the cottage. On our visit the cottage had a musty smell and was a little tatty in places, but i expect in better weather this wouldn't be noticeable, or matter, as there is so much to do and see in the local area, plus doors and windows could be open to provide a flow of air. We wouldn't stay at Gwelfor again, but i see from other reviews that many other holiday makers have been more than happy with their stays, perhaps just not a cottage for a rainy wintery break.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are glad that you agree that Gwelfor is in an ideal spot in the beautiful village of Marazion; it has certainly been very popular with guests over the years, in both summer and winter. Whilst traditional cottages in this area can be a little more prone to damp, musty smells, due to the materials commonly used in these older buildings, and being so close to the sea; these are not issues that have been reported at Gwelfor before, so we have spoken to the owners, who are going to investigate everything. Thank you for letting us know and we hope that you had a fantastic time exploring this stunning part of Cornwall. Tanya, Customer Services

Excellent cottage, highly recommended for location in this quaint and cosy accommodation. We will definitely book again.

Lovely little holiday cottage with excellent access to the beach down little paths. Thought has obviously gone into the house with extra details like a hair dryer, parents emergency bedding, blender and games chest. Parking in the slipway carpark was fine, although something we had to think about paying for each day.

Gwelfor is a lovely cottage. It is comfortable and well equipped with the added bonus of super sea views from several windows. There are many pieces of art on the walls to peruse as well as a relevant and up to date selection of books. The location of the cottage is fantastic as it takes just a few minutes to walk into the centre of Marazion and all it has to offer. Although there is no allocated parking space- we managed to park in Marazion car park each day. Gwelfor provided us with the ideal base for a very restful and memorable holiday.

Convenient quiet location.

We have just come back from an excellent week at Gwelfor cottage. It is in a great location in Marazion and very handily located for all the amenities! Although there was no parking at cottage, we easily parked in the slipway car park every day.

Great little cottage.Felt at home and would love to come back.

Perfect cottage to stay in. Quiet safe and comfortable. Lovely village ideal location. Perfect for family and couples.

Lovely setting, lovely to hear and see the sea from the bedrooms. Welcomed the additional logs for the wood burner. However water pressure poor ? - and had to find the knack to make the shower not run boiling hot or freezing cold ( but it was possible) ! There are quite a few extension leads as there are few sockets. We did however enjoy our stay ( thank you for promptly sorting the leak from the shower). Loved the position of the cottage, the sound of the sea from the bedroom and the morning sun through the bedroom window. Aspects were very quick to make arrangements to sort the leak from the shower.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your comments, and so sorry that you had a leak there; I am glad that the team managed to sort that out quickly for you though. We will also monitor further comments on the water pressure there, so thank you for bringing this to our attention. We hope that you had an amazing time here. Tanya, Customer Services

Gwelfor is a gem of a cottage. It's location is a perfect base for exploring around that part of Cornwall. We went to Sennen Cove, Kynance Cove, St Ives and Helston, all of which were a short car journey away. We really loved that the sandy beach was virtually on our doorstep! The cottage is really well equipped and has everything that you could ever wish for! Thank you very much for a delightful stay.

A delightful, conveniently situation cottage. Well equipped and furnished. I would not hesitate to return, or recommend to friends.

Having had mixed experiences renting holiday accommodation over the years I would have no hesitation in recommending Gwelfor as a holiday place to stay. In a very quiet place with lovely views nearby and very handy for visiting both North and South coasts. Comfortable and clean inside with nice pictures in the walls!

Lovely cottage in a great location for exploring the area

Gwelfor felt like home from the moment we arrived, and charmed us throughout every day of our stay. It's views of St Michael's Mount and immediate proximity to the beach are perfect, and it is in an ideal location from which to explore the dramatic Cornish coast. The cottage is also quiet, being at the end of a cul-de-sac, and superbly equipped. Gwelfor is a gem!

The area is perfect and the cottage is great. Book it. You won't regret it.

This is a beautifully furnished, cozy cottage in an ideal location. Marazion is a lovely village, and proximity to the beach and St. Michael's Mount is ideal. Gwelfor provided the perfect home-away-from-home for our week in Cornwall.

Not just for the summer but this was a gorgeous,well appointed cottage for a winter break with a very welcome wood burner.

Fantastic log burner, brilliant position in Marazion with fantastic location to beaches and St Michaels Mount, homely feel with a lovely welcome of homemade scones - would happily recommend this to all